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Re: <keygen>

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2015 07:02:31 +0200
To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>, public-webid@w3.org, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <55EBC8E7.9020000@gmail.com>
On 2015-09-06 04:28, Timothy Holborn wrote:
> Is there any good reason why <keygen> should no longer be supported?

If you look a bit deeper into the thread, it is rather X.509 certificates
for user authentication on the Web that is questioned.   Removing <keygen> is
a first step for removing the rest.

BTW, Microsoft's new Browser "Edge" has (as far as I understand) already removed
support for Web-based enrollment since CertEnroll builds on ActiveX which also is removed.
For enterprise enrollment Microsoft has never relied on the Web


> I get having alternatives, thinking its good for flexibility and innovation yet
 > bit like religions, conscription of a particular method isn't the best option.
> So I haven't got clarity as to why it needs to be depreciated, regardless of any other emerging alternatives...
> Can someone enlighten me?
> Tim.h.
Received on Sunday, 6 September 2015 05:03:08 UTC

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